Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to benefit Sanford outreach programs. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 3 Emerson St., Sanford.


Go to Church Sunday, 9 a.m., annual service presented by Androscoggin Pomona Grange and held at the Minot Center Congregational Church, Center Minot Hill Road, Minot. A planning meeting for members will follow the service, and lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. at Cyndi’s Dockside Restaurant, Route 26, Poland. For more information, call 998-2586.

Shape Note Singing, 1 to 4 p.m., The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. Not a performance; all are welcome to participate. Free,

Dedication Recital of the Organ, Oboe and Trumpet Stops, 7 p.m., part of the Shore Road Summer Series, with organist Joyce Jones. Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road, Ogunquit.


“Bipartisanship: A Mixed Blessing?” 7 p.m., a talk with Ross Baker, professor of political science at Rutgers University. Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow Street, Rockland. Call 594-4523 for details. The program is free and open to the public.

Aug. 9

Summer bazaar, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with crafts and raffles. St. Joseph’s Church, 225 S. High St., Bridgton.

Coming up

“Shine,” 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18-22, Vacation Bible School for ages pre-K to grade 6 with games, crafts, stories and music. Held at Brunswick United Methodist Church. Dinner will be provided at 5 p.m. Register by Aug. 11. Visit for a registration form or call the church at 725-2185 for more information.

Quebec City pilgrimage, Oct. 3-5, led by Bishop Robert Deeley in observance of the 350th anniversary of Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral. Included will be the opportunity to go through North America’s only Holy Door. There are only six other Holy Doors: four in Rome, one in France and one in Spain. The Holy Door is made of bronze with images of Jesus and Mary carved on either side and is sanctioned by the Vatican to mark significant jubilees. It was opened Dec. 8, 2013, and will remain open until Dec. 28, 2014, when it will be locked until the next time the Holy Doors in Rome are opened in 2025. Participants will also be able to visit historical sites such as the tombs of Marie de l’Incarnation and St. François de Laval. Deeley will celebrate a Mass on each day of the trip. For more information or reservations, contact Teena at Dube Travel at (800) 879-3823 or by email at [email protected]

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